28 min ago
Join us this Saturday, January 27th from 10am-12pm for our family workshop. In partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia, you are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's This Is the Rope through a hands-on clay project where you learn basics working with clay, and make a piece inspired by this incredible story that is the companion book for the 2018 selection. An adult must participate in the workshop - the tuition fee of $15.00 or $17.50 covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. Classes are appropriate for children ages 4-12+. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information. Register here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/FamilyChildren.faces
45 min ago
Warm up this winter with a drinking chocolate tasting in our galleries. Kevin Paschall, Chocolate Maker at Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, will bring some of his luxuriously rich drinking chocolates for all to discover and sip on. Learn about the tradition of chocolate making and the different varieties used. Ticket price includes a handmade ceramic cup by Clay Studio Resident Artist Daniel Ricardo Teran to use during the event and keep afterwards!
1 hour ago
WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will be closed the remainder of the day due to overall site conditions.
5 hours ago
The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open House and Information Session, January 29th, 6:30pm. Professional theater artists will lead workshops around themes of grief in The Wilma Theater’s production of PASSING STRANGE, Monday evenings February 2-26th at the South Philly Branch of the Free Library. To learn more contact Lee Ann Etzold, Portable Studio Program Director at LEtzold@wilmatheater.org / 215.893-9456, x132. Click here to learn more about the library: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/south-philadelphia-library
5 hours ago
"it is a beautiful story of life that does come through; the story of everyday life and the everyday experiences we all have as human beings...After 20 years in the business this show has been the best part of my career so far." - Kris Coleman (The Narrator), from The Philadelphia Tribune #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing! Get your tickets to this electric coming-of-age musical today! --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo
6 hours ago
Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of John Snyder regarding the events surrounding the assault of Garrik Hulsecamp by Ezikiel Teel. It comes from a criminal case file which consists of assault and battery charges brought against Ezekiel Teel for his alleged assault of a man by the name of Garrett Hulsecamp on his ship in October of 1790. You can learn more about this case, and see the handwriting up close, by visiting our online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806. We know that last week’s Citizen Archivist Challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the important work of unlocking history by transcribing and tagging our records! If you haven’t already, get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard (https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist) to learn how to start and to find specific missions. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing email@example.com. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.
8 hours ago
We're back! Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and NARA is resuming normal operations. Please visit archives.gov for more information.
8 hours ago
We’re changing our name on February 1, but Distillations will still be your source for stories at the intersection of science and culture.
10 hours ago
How does a collection of songs turn into a Tony Award-winning musical? Read on to find out. #WilmaPassingStrange
20 hours ago
The Boyle siblings began their independent experiments in 1644, and they spent the next twenty-four years discussing their work: when they can’t visit one another, they report by mail from wherever they are. In this month's episode of Distillations podcast, learn more about Katherine Boyle: http://bit.ly/LadyRanelagh
24 hours ago
We’re changing our name on February 1, but you’ll still be able to uncover the story behind the science in the museum.
25 hours ago
This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Amy Phillips, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman 2018, have brought together over 20 artists' work, including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. The artist reception will be Sun., Feb. 11 from 2-4 pm.
26 hours ago
#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaPassingStrange actors Temple University/ Temple Theaters student Savannah Jackson and professor Lindsay Smiling.
26 hours ago
Take a guided tour of the school, followed by a short presentation and Q&A session with Principal Duberstein. Get answers to any kindergarten registration questions!
26 hours ago
There's a sneak preview of Love, Simon at Ritz at the Bourse this Wed., Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. We have a bunch of free passes for two if you want to swing by the Center and pick one up. (We'll post back when they're all gone.)
29 hours ago
Join us next Wednesday to watch a livestream of the People's School Board Town Hall hosted by Our City Our Schools. Space is limited, please rsvp!
29 hours ago
Happy #mugshomonday with this new arrival from Susan Dewsnap!
29 hours ago
#WilmaPassingStrange actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs will be kicking off his red patent leather boots next Monday to play with his band ILL DOOTS in the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Join him and PASSING STRANGE creator Stew for an evening of music on January 29 at 7pm --> https://goo.gl/H7J6W9 Photos by Bill Hebert.
30 hours ago
Today we look back at The Center's past exhibition Wood, Revisited in honor of the passing of Wendell Castle.
31 hours ago
Where:Various locations including Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus BoulevardThis article has 12 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Where:Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including outside the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Where:La Peg at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Where:Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street
Where:Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Where:Art Star, 623 N. 2nd Street
Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
32 hours ago
Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we’ll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience